Tuesday, May 04, 2004


During World War 2, the Russians developed an ‘Information Warfare’ technique called Mariskova. The idea, in principle was to create a ‘real’ airfield (or oil tanks, or whatever) which contained all of the props of a real thing, and then hide the real airport that the Stromviks would sorte.

It worked remarkably well. The Germans would bomb the hell out of the fake airfield, leaving the real one safe.

Was Saddam engaged in a bit of Mariskova against the west? If so, then perhaps the conclusion of the ’12 year gulf war’ may be a lesson about the dangers of being to good at bluffing. Sometimes, a bluff is called.

We’ll see if Michael Leeden is correct on this one.


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